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The Office Workout: 75 Exercises to do at Your Desk [Kindle Edition]

Kent Burden
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Book Description

Feeling unhealthy and trapped at your desk every day? Want to get healthier but can’t imagine finding time to go to the gym? Wellness expert Kent Burden shares his innovative, easy and effective arsenal of 75 exercises you can do at your desk without even breaking a sweat! Sample this simple workout to look better, feel better and even work better—and it won’t interfere with doing your job!
With new research showing that prolonged sitting is as bad for your health as smoking cigarettes, The Office Workout teaches you how to do micro workouts that yield big results and help busy people like you stay active all day long. Lose weight, gain muscle and be healthier all in 1-5 minutes per hour!
Did you know that…
• A 1-5 minute workout break each hour makes you more productive
• Short burst strength training improves blood flow to the brain
• Raising your heart rate even for a minute or two improves mental focus and creativity
• You burn 60 more calories each hour by standing than by sitting
• Being more active can save both you and your company BIG MONEY on healthcare costs
This book will help you…
• Lose weight
• Increase bone mass
• Burn more calories all day long
• Decrease your chance of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and cancer
• Reduce back pain and strengthen your back
• Feel better and more energized all day long

Product Details

  • File Size: 1666 KB
  • Print Length: 182 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1500211133
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: MLF Press (June 14, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,916 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone July 10, 2014
By Kim
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Pros: The exercises are explained well.
Love how there is an exercise schedule.

Cons: Having to use an exercise ball.

In my case, the cons outweigh the pros simply because I cannot bring an exercise ball into work rendering quite a few of the exercises listed useless.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I ran across this title and thought about it. I do spend hours stuck at a desk and at times, just want to break up the monotony so I picked up this gem. I was blown away. This book is written from the heart and the author has first hand knowledge of the importance of exercise. Kent Burden spent 9 months in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down from a football injury while in college. After months of rehabilitation, Kent was able to walk again and has never looked back. His path to physical fitness was forged during that time. With that passion, Kent teaches the same techniques that helped him get into the best shape of his life.

This isn't one of those, "Do as I say, not as I do" Rather it is, "Look at what I have accomplished and you can too!" As an author of several books on physical fitness, Kent is always looking for opportunities to help advance the benefits of exercising for the average person out there. And this book is a testament to that commitment.

On top of that, after checking out his website, I discovered that Kent Burden is certified as a AFAA Advanced Personal Trainer Certification, AFAA and IFPA Personal Trainer Certification, AFAA Primary Group Fitness Certification, Physical Mind Institute Pilates Instructor Certification, Master Wellness Coach Certification – The Wellness Evolution, Spa 100-Hour Yoga Certification. Balanced Body Pilates Certification. Stott Pilates Certification, Yogafit Training Systems International, Yoga Instructor Training, Levels I & II, Training the Trainers, Fitness Ball Certification, Halcyon Center Massage Therapist Certification, Johnny G Spinning Certification, West International Water Fitness Certification, Biosensory Systems Systematic Touch Trainer Certification.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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WOW. This is a unique book, in that the exercises here can be done while working
AND more importantly without disturbing anyone in your workplace.
Some of the exercises can be done without the people around you even being aware
that you're doing them.

These exercises can be done while at work, while commuting/traveling for long hours,
anytime, anywhere. The exercises target upper body, lower body, and even your back.
This makes sure you are fit, it increases your metabolism, burns more fat, and keeps you
healthy and reduces cardiovascular risks and other diseases.

There is very little fluff, and the info is all meat, something you can use RIGHT NOW even
as you read this book.

Overall, this book is excellent, I will certainly use a lot of the exercises from it.
Kent Burden knows what he's talking about, and highly recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This book works on so many levels. It's authoritative and informative as Kent presents a boatload of science-based evidence on all the bad things that happen to your health - disease, cancer, bad back - when you sit too much at work. But he also makes this information accessible and understandable as the book is written in an incredibly user-friendly manner. Eye-opening, empowering and behavior changing. Kent presents a great of array of stuff to do at your desk that are actually very do-able. It's not just exercises, it's really cool and simple things that you can do to "re-design" your office to improve your health (who would think about the size of your water bottle or glass being linked to your health?!). This book should resonate with anyone who leads a typical sedentary, 40+ hour/week office lifestyle.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Office Workout June 26, 2014
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Like most of us I'm always trying to get more exercise into my life and was recommended this book by a friend. All I can say is wow. Kent has written a life changing and life enhancing book that everyone who has to spend hours sitting should read. In it Kent does not nag but gently persuades you and encourages you to get more activity into your life on a daily basis. He shows you how to fit more activity into your life and explains why it is so important. There are sections on sneaky exercises you can do without anyone knowing and other sections on upper body, lower body etc.
This is a comprehensive book written by someone who is obviously in love with what he does. If you are looking for a way to become more healthy or to fit more exercise into your life I highly recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Resource For All Office Workers Out There June 25, 2014
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If you're like me you spend a great deal of time sitting in a chair in front of a computer. For most of us this is the unavoidable result of living in the modern world. The problem is that we were not meant to be so sedentary, we were meant to move. But what can you do if you're stuck in front of a computer for a third of your day?
If you are feeling the wear and tear on your body that the inactivity of office work often causes this book just might be for you. The author outlines a number of simple workout programs that are designed to be done quickly and easily in the office environment. Upper body, lower body and back exercises are included. My favorite though are the sneaky exercises that you can do in your chair without anyone actually knowing that you're exercising. Recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
really not a lot of exercise you can get by with doing at work reasonably
Published 11 days ago by Donna Raines
3.0 out of 5 stars Good inspiration...
Great suggestions but I didn't end up using the workouts as listed much. For one thing there is no way I am putting that resistance band on a door in my office. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Firegarnet
5.0 out of 5 stars Short and Powerful
Presenting hard evidence as well as personal testament, Kent Burden does a good job outlining the benefits and ways to get healthy. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cassandra Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better the author then gives you easy to follow step ...
The Office Workout is filled with tons of research on why you should be getting more active at the office. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Thomas Bailon
5.0 out of 5 stars Flex while you text (or email)!
Great stuff! As someone who has just started their first office job, the Office Workout is an awakening. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dustin Coleman
5.0 out of 5 stars A very helpful, fun, read!
I never expected to have so much back pain at 27 years old, but after a good number of years sitting in an office, I was waking up sore and achy every day. Read more
Published 2 months ago by M Hayashida
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should read this book!
This book should get given to anyone you know that works in an office, or specifically who sits at a computer for hours a day. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Juliegirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource
Kent Burden lays out a great program for staying healthy while you're at work. Easier said than done, but if we followed his plan we'd all live healthier, longer lives. Read more
Published 2 months ago by jessica Gabai
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More About the Author

Kent Burden found his way to the world of health and wellness after a college football injury left him a paraplegic at the age of 20 and confined to a wheelchair for nearly a year. During his journey through multiple surgeries, rehabilitation and eventual recovery, he discovered the benefits of yoga, Pilates and meditation.

During the course of his career in mind/body wellness, he has trained Oscar-, Emmy-, and Grammy-winners, NFL and NBA champion athletes and people from all walks of life. He is a certified master wellness coach and is certified to teach in 18 different fitness modalities. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Science. Kent's books have won multiple awards. "Yin Yang Fitness: The Whole Package of Health," co-authored with his wife Maria, won the North American Book Dealers Exchange Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the category of health. His book "Is Your Chair Killing You?" won the silver medal at the 2014 Global Ebook Awards in the health, fitness & beauty category and received an honorable mention at the 2014 Los Angeles Book Festival in the non-fiction category.

Kent is the author of "Is Your Chair Killing You?" "The Office Workout" "Exercise Sucks" "Yin Yang Fitness" and the "Workout At Work" series (25 exercises for Upper Body Strength, Lower Body Strength & Back Health) All of Kent's books are available at

His work has been published in Shape, Fitness, Self and Body and Soul magazines, among others and he has appeared on TVs Access Hollywood where he was named "yoga instructor to the stars."

Nearly 30 years after regaining his ability to walk, he is recognized as one of the world's top wellness experts. In public appearances his conversational, engaging and entertaining style makes him a popular speaker.

Kent Burden is available for readings, lectures and other public appearances. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact him at


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